Sepia Saturday challenges bloggers to share family history through old photographs.
This week’s Sepia Saturday prompt is an ad for Osh Kosh overalls.
Nothing says “Osh Kosh B’Gosh” like these girly overalls:
|Aunt Cat on the left|
Unidentified friend - and she's probably glad of it!
That’s a friend of my great-aunt Catherine Barany sporting the striped overalls-esque jumpsuit, which definitely falls into the category of “what was she thinking?”
Oh My Gosh!
When I first saw this photo, I wasn’t sure if I was looking at a man or woman. But once my eyes got adjusted, I noticed the bra-style top (which could have benefited from some built-in support, by the way).
The jumpsuit was not a new phenomenon, having been worn by women in the factories as early as 1913. But the style caught on as a high-fashion must-have in the 1930s and 40s. Evidently Cat’s friend was right in style, especially with her matching shoes.
Overall, there’s more to see at Sepia Saturday.
PS - Some readers of last week's Sepia Saturday entry about the swimming hole asked for more information about how Naked Creek got its name. Read the update HERE.
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